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Maniacal Double IPA - Port City Brewing

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Maniacal Double IPA
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 04-23-2013)
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap. Pours an orange-hued copper, with a thin head of bright-white foam. This retains well, leaving back some frothy lacing that sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma smells floral and piney, with a touch of medicinal character. Grapefruit is standing out, along with some sweeter notes of fruit and malt. The alcohol gives this a certain amount of heaviness in the nose. The taste has a zesty bitterness with resins mixed in. Softer notes of herbs, tropical fruit, bread and a touch of sweeter caramel malts help balance this. This ends dry, bitter and resinous on the finish. The feel is medium with a sharp creaminess that spreads out. The higher alcohol gives this a boozy edge. This was certainly drinkable “enough” for a bigger DIPA but the pronounced alcohol presence does hold this down with unnecessary booze and sweetness that I’m afraid wrecks the party a bit.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2013 13:51:48 | More by Kegatron
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at the brewery

Described by my surly bartender as "amazing." Well...hmm...
Looked fine anyway, slightly hazy orange-amber color with a small white head that faded to a wispy layer of bubbles; moderate lacing. There was a good amount of hoppiness in the aroma, with floral and citrusy qualities coming through, but it was largely dulled by the intrusive malty sweetness, with a slight medicinal/grain-alcohol twinge. Again in the taste, bitter hops up front, citrus, pine, floral notes, all soon overcome by sweet malty sugars, chewy bread, overripe melon, soapy phenols. "Messy," if I had to describe it with one word. Medium body, moderate carbonation. I supposed I'd try a sip of this again, but probably no more than that.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2013 07:51:24 | More by Rifugium
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

01-22-2014 00:41:03 | More by yourefragile
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-05-2013 01:32:38 | More by PEIhop
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-26-2013 21:56:23 | More by billab914
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-27-2013 00:32:42 | More by Rhettroactive
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-02-2013 13:50:05 | More by ShanePB
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-28-2013 18:26:49 | More by Boone757
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Pencible

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This poured a cloudy dark cold with some white head.
S: It smelled like fresh mango with some grapefruit and papaya.
T: It tasted like sweet fresh mango and bitter grapefruit, with some honey and papaya. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was fairly thick with moderate carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a fantastic double IPA. The scent and taste profile were my ideal. The body was solid, and the finish was smooth. It also had well hidden alcohol, so it was really easy to drink. Lovely brew.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2013 02:19:53 | More by Pencible
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10%

09-18-2013 13:14:31 | More by KevinGordon
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-07-2014 22:15:46 | More by Chaney
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-25-2013 02:00:53 | More by bigred89
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-01-2013 22:26:08 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

05-08-2013 05:07:13 | More by Gatordaddy
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IrishColonial

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

04-27-2013 19:39:35 | More by IrishColonial
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KevMo84

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-07-2014 08:14:00 | More by KevMo84
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-31-2013 04:15:31 | More by 2dogbrew
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dar482

New York

4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a hazy deep orange color.

The aroma has big orange peel and citrus.

The flavor follows with what I imagine is Citra or Amarillo hops. Lots of orange, pineapple, and grapefruit peel. There are peaches and a medium bready malt in the middle. The finish is again of citrus peel and a decent bitterness.

A really wonderful surprise. The alcohol is really hidden and this punches of fresh "new age" DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2014 05:03:52 | More by dar482
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Golden color with some amber hues. Head falls quickly. Scattered lacing.

Nose: Some sweet caramelly malt notes that meld nicely with a big fruity, piney blast of Simcoe hops. Nice overall aroma, if a bit subdued.

Taste: As in the nose, the hops and malt blend really nicely together. That being said, this is a bit malty sweet for my preference in DIPAs. A little bit of tropical fruit with previously said Simcoe-y fruit and pine notes.

Mouthfeel: Booze is present but not really distracting. Mouthfeel is creamy while still being well carbonated. Long, juicy finish.

Overall: Really well-made (as all of Port City's beers are)double IPA that just leans a bit toward the malty side for my tastes. If you're a fan of maltier DIPAs with good hop flavor and aroma, definitely check this beer out.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2013 17:28:08 | More by jacewg
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-16-2014 15:39:39 | More by uturn
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

12-09-2013 21:15:15 | More by Dave_Treat
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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-23-2014 08:59:25 | More by Drknight
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-13-2014 20:41:50 | More by NJBeer265
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

04-27-2013 19:37:52 | More by siege06nd
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-14-2013 20:12:11 | More by Dreadnaught33
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Maniacal Double IPA from Port City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.